Chemical Charge, a close relative of Moutonshoek’s resident sire Mambo In Seattle, picked up the first group win of his career when victorious in Saturday’s G3 toteplacepot September Stakes at Kempton Park.
Having taking advantage of a drop in class in a conditions contest at Musselburgh last time out, the Ralph Beckett-trained five-year-old was sent off the 13/8 favourite to follow it up in the Group Three prize.
Although travelling well throughout the mile-and-and-a-half event it looked as though the son Sea The Stars was going to have to settle for a place at best after seemingly getting his run blocked approaching the final furlong.
Switched out wide by Oisin Murphy the market leader flew up to late to deny Scarlet Dragon victory by a head.
A trip to Canada for the G1 Pattison Canadian International is now on the cards for Chemical Charge, who took his tally to five (from 15 outings) in Saturday’s G3 contest. The son of Sea The Stars had previously finished third in the G2 Hardwicke Stakes earlier in the season.
His dam Jakonda (by Mambo In Seattle’s sire Kingmambo) is a granddaughter of the great broodmare Weekend Surprise –also the second dam of Travers Stakes second and successful sire Mambo In Seattle.
The latter, also responsible for dual G1 winning millionaire Same Jurisdiction, looks to have an exciting filly representing him this season in the form of G2 Golden Slipper winner Desert Rhythm.